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  1. 993 votes
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      44 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • HTTP Load Balancer with client certificate verification

      Currently the load balancer supports only server side certificates. It will be big step to have client certificate verification.

      95 votes
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      • Let internal load balancing work with VPN

        Forwarding rules for internal load balancing can only be accessed from within GCE, not from networks connected via a VPN. This means we have to run a separate compute instance with haproxy to allow connections from outside GCE. As well as wasting money, this adds a single point of failure.

        86 votes
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        • TCP Load balance with different frontend and backend ports

          Currently TCP load balancing requires the frontend and backend listeners to share the same port. It would be useful if the backend port could be different to the frontend.

          56 votes
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          • PCI Compliant HTTPS load balancer option

            Can we please get a check-box or way to configure so that we don't need to keep dealing with exceptions and complaints from the scanners when following the https://cloud.google.com/solutions/pci-dss guide due to HTTPS load balancers supporting things like "Medium Strength Cipher Suites" and "TLS Version 1.0" or unremoveable HTTP Proxy headers. All of which are heavily discouraged by PCI DSS.

            Thanks!

            53 votes
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            • HTTPS Load Balancing: Support multiple certificates for a single target proxy.

              A single target proxy can be attached to a URL map containing multiple host rules, thereby allowing it to support multiple hostnames. However, a target HTTPS proxy currently only supports a single certificate. Therefore, supporting multiple hostnames using a single HTTPS global forwarding rule requires that each hostname be specified as a separate SAN within the certificate.

              This is not ideal for a number of reasons: for example, some certificate authorities charge more for a single SAN than for a single-hostname certificate. A certificate with multiple SANs is also larger than necessary, potentially leading to a slower TLS handshake.

              It…

              49 votes
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              • We need load balancer log....

                If the detail access log from load balancer can be read, will better!

                46 votes
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                • Load balancer "URL Map" does not support A/B testing via %traffic with sticky path selection.

                  I will have to install NGINX in front of the google load balancer, which is kinda redundant; however, it seems required as the current load balancer is unable to split traffic by either custom rules or by sticky path selection.

                  Specifically I'm looking for is a way to introduce a "trial" swap of only page "X" (defined by UrlMap) that would direct 10% of the traffic to a different server/ip/container cluster while recording this choice as a cookie for consistency. This would allow us to do some basic live testing and a/b testing without impacting all consumers.

                  37 votes
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                  • HTTP(S) Load Balancing: Add IP Geolocation to HTTP headers

                    Please add the IP Geolocation headers to requests handled by the HTTP(S) load balancer. Similar/identical to the headers provided by App Engine (''X-AppEngine-country', etc).

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                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 22 votes
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                      • Load balancer rewrite support

                        Please support an apache [1] like mod_rewrite on load balancers.

                        For example:
                        RewriteRule "^puppy.html" "smalldog.html" [NC]

                        1: https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/rewrite/intro.html

                        17 votes
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                        • 11 votes
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                          • Enable GCLB gzip compression

                            Right now, GCLB supports gzip compression only if the backend request comes already compressed. It would be great if GCLB could compress non-compressed backend responses too

                            9 votes
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                            • TCP Proxy Load Balancing support he following ports: 25, 43, 110, 143, 195, 443, 465, 587, 700, 993, 995, 1024-65535

                              In https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/load-balancing/tcp-ssl/tcp-proxy

                              TCP Proxy Load Balancing advantages:

                              Intelligent routing — the load balancer can route requests to backend locations where there is capacity. In contrast, an L3/L4 load balancer must route to regional backends without paying attention to capacity. Use of smarter routing allows provisioning at N+1 or N+2 instead of x*N.
                              Security patching — If vulnerabilities arise in the TCP stack, we will apply patches at the load balancer automatically in order to keep your instances safe.
                              TCP Proxy Load Balancing supports the following ports: 25, 43, 110, 143, 195, 443, 465, 587, 700, 993, 995, 1883, 5222

                              Now…

                              6 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                I’m sorry, but it’s difficult to understand what your feature request is, because most of the posting seems to be quoting our documentation. Could you please edit/clarify it to clearly describe what you’d like to see us improve? Thanks

                              • 6 votes
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                                • Ingress filter for HTTP(S) Load Balancing

                                  It would be great if we could filter what kind of traffic is allowed to the Load Balancer.
                                  Ie. To be able to allow/deny incoming requests by their Host and Path.
                                  I see too much of these "hacking attempts" in our request logs, requests that just connect with the IP address and try to access paths suchs as /phpmyadmin, /wp-admin, etc.
                                  It would be much more beneficial to be able to filter these kind of requests in the LB layer than in the application layer.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Allow RSA and ECC certs per frontend

                                    It would be great if the load balancer supported both RSA and ECC certs for the same frontend.

                                    In our experience supporting ECC improves both connection startup time for the client and CPU usage on the server.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • enable the internal load balancer to use an instance group without an external IP

                                      if you create an instance group without an external ip when you create an internal load balancer, it creates a health check. Health check uses in external ip address for verification.

                                      oops. the instances do not have an external IP address.

                                      Health check should be installed on the load balancer and use the internal IP address of the backend services.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Add support for App Engine backend

                                        It is not possible to select App Engine as a backend in the load balancer that means there is no easy way to provide cross-region failover.
                                        That basically forces you to use Compute Engine instances instead.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Set load balancer timeout in k8s deplyment spec

                                          instead of manually running
                                          gcloud compute backend-services update --global ${BACKEND_NAME} --timeout=${TIMEOUT}

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